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Mar 26, 2012 03:14 PM

Any Decent No-Salt Potato Chips?

My elderly neighbor must cut down on salt for health reasons. He loves potato chips, but immediately eliminated them from his diet after a recent heart attack scare. I suggested no-salt chips, but he says they don't taste good.

Can anyone suggest a brand that might be better than others, and any ideas for a spice blend to sprinkle on to make them tasty? I know it probably won't stick, but you folks always seem to have clever solutions for the oddest problems, so I'm just tossing it out there.

I don't want to make anything for him, for several reasons. I just want to say, hey, I read that this brand is pretty good, and here's a sample of some spices that might help you get over the salt. I'd say he's not anywhere on the heat tolerance scale!

I got as far as smoked sweet paprika and cumin, and now I'm stuck. All responses appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Is all salt out? Lemon pepper is always a good choice because the pungency of the flavors (and pepper has no health effects of any kind - it's just there for the ride).

    1. I don't know where you live, but if UTZ brand is available, I love their No-Salt Potato Chips and their NO-SALT BBQ Potato chips. I've never seen other No-Salt BBQ Chips in our area.

      I don't have to avoid salt, but love these more than regular chips.

      If you can't get them in their stores they are available on line from UTZ.

      They even make unsalted sourdough pretzels

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      1. re: bagelman01

        +1 for the plain UTZ unsalted potato chips

        1. re: bagelman01

          I just noticed this thread and clicked to specifically recommend Utz . . . I accidentally picked up a package of their no salt chips (regular, not BBQ) and they were surprisingly good.

        2. I prefer lightly salted chips to the regular ones, and Kettle Chips with no salt aren't bad.
          Do the lightly salted kind have too much sodium for him?

          1. Lay's reduced salt (by 50%) chips are almost indistinguishable from the regular if he can have some salt.

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            1. re: chocolatetartguy

              I love the reduced salt, in the light blue package. Not all grocery stores carry them, sadly.

            2. The thing is about unsalted chips. Everyone wants them, but apparently no body wants them enough to buy them. The company I work for has responded numerous times for the demand of no salt, until the time comes for them to actually buy them. For many, no salt is a nice idea up until the time comes for purchase.

              I also would suggest Lays reduced salt. For me i think they actually taste better then our classic chip.

              One more thing, be careful if you do find no-salt chips. Check the sodium level, as potatoes do have some sodium.